Steam power on the mighty Murray


Before the days of cars the river was the lifeblood of the country and just as the Paddle steamer on the Mississippi opened up the USA the paddle steamer also opened up Australia along its mighty Murray River. The Cumberoona at the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga is a unique experience to step back in time an imagine the days the paddlesteamer ruled the trading world and also get to experience the mighty Murray River with its huge river gum trees. The Cumberoona offers trips up the river during from about October to April when the river is high and the cooler moths the craft is docked at Noreuil Park on the river, where it is open for dining and special events including some fantastic jazz and blues nights.

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1 Comment on “Steam power on the mighty Murray”

  1. #1 RAY SLADE
    on Feb 6th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Best example of a steam powered old world river boat opperational & on the Murray River at Albury – Australia.

    Contact: Ray Slade: Phone 0417698502

    Paddle Steamer: Cumberoona.

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